14th March 2019
This weekend’s Womens’ National Cup semi-finals see NEM Hawks play Reading Lionesses and West London Eagles face Cambridge.
Hawks booked their place in the semi finals after despatching last year’s winners London GD in the quarter finals, despite the Manchester team being two goals down at half-time. Lionesses, meanwhile, have impressive form in knock-out handball. They won the National Shield in 2018 and came through a tough National Cup quarter-final match against Peninsula, winning in extra time in a nail-biting encounter. Throw-off is at 14.30 on Sunday at Birchwood Leisure Centre.
The second women’s semi-final will be between West London Eagles and Cambridge. East Anglian side Cambridge are the only non-Premier Handball League team left in the competition. They beat London Angels in the quarter-finals. Cambridge are top of the Regional League South East 1. Eagles, who are fourth in the Womens’ Premier handball League, defeated Liverpool in the quarter-finals. They will be hoping their star goal scorer Sunniva Ovstebo Naess is in top form for the semi-final. Throw-off is at 15.00 on Saturday at Barking Sporthouse.